Spooky stories for the Halloween season

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Micol Ostow
Description: "Two teens narrate the terrifying days and nights they spend living in a house of horrors"-- Provided by publisher.
Format: eBook
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Arielle North Olson, Howard Schwartz, David Linn
Description: A collection of scary folktales from countries around the world including China, Russia, Spain, and the United States.
Call Number: J FIC Ols
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Gareth P Jones
Description: In Victorian London, an undertaker's son who can see ghosts and is haunted by their constant demands for attention must decide whether to help when a horrible disease imprisons ghosts into empty houses in the world of the living.
Call Number: J FIC Jon
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Michelle Paver
Description: London, 1937. Jack is poor, lonely and desperate to change his life, so when he's offered the chance to join an arctic expedition, he jumps at it. Spirits are high as the ship leaves Norway and at last they reach the remote, uninhabited bay where they will camp for the next year. But the arctic summer is brief. As night returns to claim the land, Jack feels a creeping unease. One by one, his companions are forced to leave. Soon Jack will see the last of the sun, the sea will freeze and escape will be impossible. And Jack is not alone. Something walks there in the dark...
Call Number: FIC Pav
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Holly Black, Nick Podehl
Description: Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
Call Number: J FIC Bla
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Lois Duncan
Description: Suspicious and uneasy about the atmosphere at her new boarding school, fourteen-year-old Kit slowly realizes why she and the other three students at the school were selected.
Call Number: YA FIC Dun
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
R. L Stine
Description: A collection of original horror stories from authors including R.L. Stine, Meg Cabot, and Jennifer Allison.
Call Number: YA FIC Fea
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Octavia E Butler
Description: A young girl suffering from amnesia wakes up to find that she's actually a middle-aged vampire.
Call Number: FIC But
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Tananarive Due
Description: "In her debut collection of short fiction, Due takes us to Gracetown, a small Florida town that has both literal and figurative ghosts; into future scenarios that seem all too real; and provides empathetic portraits of those whose lives are touched by Otherness" -- provided by publisher.
Call Number: FIC Due
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Edward Carey
Description: "Young Clod is an Iremonger. He lives in at Heap House, his family's mansion at the center of the Heaps, a vast sea of lost and discarded items whose ever-shifting masses have been known to swallow people alive. The Iremongers are an odd old family, each the owner of a Birth Object they must keep with them at all times. Clod is perhaps the oddest of all--his gift and his curse is that he can hear all of the objects of Heap House whispering. The Iremongers are growing restless and the house's many objects are showing strange signs of life"--Publisher's website.
Call Number: YA FIC Car
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Raymond Edward Johnson
Description: Taking its name from a popular series of mystery novels, "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" debuted over NBC's Blue Network in January 1941. It featured one of the most memorable and atmospheric openings in radio history: an organist hit a dissonant chord, a doorknob turned, and the famous creaking door slowly began to open. Every week, "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" told stories of ghosts, murderers, and lunatics. Produced in New York, the cast usually consisted of veteran radio actors, with occasional guest appearances by such Hollywood stars Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, and Claude Rains. What made "Inner Sanctum Mysteries" unique among radio horror shows was its host, a slightly sinister sounding fellow originally known as Raymond. The host had a droll sense of humor and an appetite for ghoulish puns, and his influence can be seen among horror hosts everywhere, from the Crypt-Keeper to Elvira.
Call Number: 791.447 Inn
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Wyllis Cooper, Arch Oboler, Inc Radio Spirits
Call Number: 791.447 Lig
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Nick Cutter
Description: A trio of mismatched mercenaries is hired by a young woman to evaluate the safety of a boy who may have been taken against his will to a New Mexico backwoods settlement, where the mercenaries encounter paranoia, mistrust, and insanity in the shadow of a monolithic idol.
Call Number: FIC Cut
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Matt Ruff
Description: Chicago, 1954. When his father Montrose goes missing Army veteran Atticus Turner embarks on a road trip to New England to find him, accompanied by his Uncle George-- publisher of The Safe Negro Travel Guide-- and his childhood friend Letitia. On their journey to the manor of Mr. Braithwhite, heir to the estate that owned one of Atticus's ancestors, they encounter both mundane terrors of white America and malevolent spirits that seem straight out of the weird tales George devours. At the manor Atticus discovers his father in chains, held prisoner by a secret cabal named the Order of the Ancient Dawn which has gathered to orchestrate a ritual that shockingly centers on Atticus.
Call Number: FIC Ruf
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
W Nikola-Lisa, Mike Reed
Description: A rhythmic tale about different fairy tale characters who attend a hip-hop Halloween ball.
Call Number: E Nik
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Jim Bernstein, Scott Peterson, Dan Povenmire, Jeff Marsh
Description: Phineas and Ferb and their friends share jokes and stories about mad scientists, aliens, skeletons, ghosts, bigfoot, zombies, Frankenstein's monster, haunted houses, sea monsters, werewolves, spiders, and vampires.
Call Number: J 818.602 Ber
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Guy Vasilovich
Description: A Halloween version of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" featuring macabre gifts such as icky eyeballs, demons dancing, and thirsty vampires.
Call Number: E Vas
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
James Howe, Deborah Howe, Victor Garber
Call Number: J FIC How
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Megan E. Abbott
Description: "The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community. The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security"-- from publisher's web site.
Call Number: FIC Abb
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Washington Irving, Jerry Robbins, Colonial Radio Players
Description: Ichabod Crane, a schoolmaster from Connecticut, moves to the town of Sleepy Hollow to teach in a one-room schoolhouse. Ichabod soon becomes familiar with local lore involving a Headless Horseman. When Ichabod attempts to win young Katrina Van Tassel's heart, he finds himself falling prey to the legendary horseman.
Call Number: 791.447 Leg
Format: Audiobook
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Linda Williams, Megan Lloyd
Description: A little old lady who is not afraid of anything must deal with a pumpkin head, a tall black hat, and other spooky objects that follow her through the dark woods trying to scare her.
Call Number: E Wil
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Sarah Waters
Description: Dr. Faraday is the son of a maid, who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty post-war summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the once grand Georgian house is now in decline. But are the Ayres haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Farady know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.
Call Number: FIC Wat
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Jonathan Auxier
Description: Irish orphans Molly, fourteen, and Kip, ten, travel to England to work as servants in a crumbling manor house where nothing is quite what it seems to be, and soon the siblings are confronted by a mysterious stranger and secrets of the cursed house.
Call Number: J FIC Aux
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
John Harwood
Description: Constance Langton grows up in a household marked by death, her father distant, her mother in perpetual mourning for Constance's sister, the child she lost. Desperate to coax her mother back to health, Constance takes her to a séance: perhaps she will find comfort from beyond the grave. But the meeting has tragic consequences. Constance is left alone, her only legacy a bequest in two parts that will blight her life: Wraxford Hall and a mystery. And she must descend into the darkness at the heart of the mystery to find the truth.
Call Number: FIC Har
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
Mary Downing Hahn
Description: Molly and Michael dislike their spooky new stepsister Heather but realize that they must try to save her when she seems ready to follow a ghost child to her doom.
Call Number: J FIC Hah
Format: Book
Date Added: Sep 11, 2017
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Amity [Electronic Resource]
Micol Ostow
Lovecraft Country : A Novel
Matt Ruff
FIC Ruf
Ask The Bones : Scary Stories From Around The World
Arielle North Olson, Howard Schwartz, David Linn
J FIC Ols
Shake D'em Halloween Bones
W Nikola-Lisa, Mike Reed
E Nik
Constable & Toop
Gareth P Jones
J FIC Jon
Spooktacular Joke Book
Jim Bernstein, Scott Peterson, Dan Povenmire, Jeff Marsh
J 818.602 Ber
Dark Matter
Michelle Paver
FIC Pav
The 13 Nights Of Halloween
Guy Vasilovich
E Vas
Doll Bones [Audiobook]
Holly Black, Nick Podehl
J FIC Bla
The Bunnicula Collection [Audiobook]
James Howe, Deborah Howe, Victor Garber
J FIC How
Down A Dark Hall
Lois Duncan
YA FIC Dun
The Fever : A Novel
Megan E. Abbott
FIC Abb
Fear : 13 Stories Of Suspense And Horror
R. L Stine
YA FIC Fea
The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow [Audiobook]
Washington Irving, Jerry Robbins, Colonial Radio Players
791.447 Leg
Fledgling
Octavia E Butler
FIC But
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything
Linda Williams, Megan Lloyd
E Wil
Ghost Summer : Stories
Tananarive Due
FIC Due
The Little Stranger
Sarah Waters
FIC Wat
Heap House
Edward Carey
YA FIC Car
The Night Gardener
Jonathan Auxier
J FIC Aux
Inner Sanctum Mysteries. Vol. 1 : A Hollywood 360 Collection [Audiobook]
Raymond Edward Johnson
791.447 Inn
The Séance
John Harwood
FIC Har
Lights Out [Audiobook]
Wyllis Cooper, Arch Oboler, Inc Radio Spirits
791.447 Lig
Wait Till Helen Comes : A Ghost Story
Mary Downing Hahn
J FIC Hah
Little Heaven : A Novel
Nick Cutter
FIC Cut